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Marlon Brando (1924–2004)


Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949, a decision for which he was severely criticized... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
(1979)
The Godfather
The Godfather Don Vito Corleone
(1972)
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront Terry Malloy
(1954)

Filmography

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 2006 The Godfather (Video Game)
Don Vito Corleone (voice)
 2001 Michael Jackson: You Rock My World (Video short)
Boss
 2001 The Score
Max
 1998 Free Money
Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
 1997 The Brave
McCarthy
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Dr. Moreau
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco
Dr. Jack Mickler
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Tomas de Torquemada
 1990 The Freshman
Carmine Sabatini
 1989 A Dry White Season
Ian McKenzie
 1980 The Formula
Adam Steiffel, Chairman Titan Oil
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
George Lincoln Rockwell
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... George Lincoln Rockwell
 1978 Superman
Jor-El
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Don Vito Corleone
 1976 The Missouri Breaks
Lee Clayton
 1972 Last Tango in Paris
Paul
 1972 The Godfather
Don Vito Corleone
 1971 The Nightcomers
Peter Quint
 1969 Burn!
Sir William Walker
 1968 Candy
Grindl
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Maj. Weldon Penderton
 1966 The Appaloosa
Matt
 1966 The Chase
Sheriff Calder
 1965 Morituri
Robert Crain
 1964 Bedtime Story
Freddy Benson
 1963 The Ugly American
Ambassador Harrison Carter MacWhite
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
1st Lt. Fletcher Christian
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks
Rio
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Valentine 'Snakeskin' Xavier
 1958 The Young Lions
Lt. Christian Diestl
 1957 Sayonara
Major Gruver
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Sky Masterson
 1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Stanley Kowalski
- Advice to Bathers (1955) ... Stanley Kowalski
 1954 Désirée
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1954 On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy
 1953 The Wild One
Johnny Strabler
 1953 Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
 1952 Viva Zapata!
Zapata
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Stanley Kowalski
 1950 The Men
Ken
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I'm No Hero (1949)
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Other Works:

"Lying for a Living". Brando taught an acting seminar. He hired Tony Kaye to produce. For 14 days Brando discussed acting, among other things, in front of seven digital video cameras and about 40 people. The students ranged from well-known actors to unknown aspiring actors. In attendance at various times were Jon Voight, Harry ... See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 86 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on American Indians] When they laid down their arms, we murdered them. We lied to them. We cheated them out of their lands. We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept. We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right. We were ... See more »

Trivia:

Shortly before his death in 2004, he gave EA Games permission to use his voice for its video game The Godfather (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played young, somewhat misunderstood rebels in his youth (A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954)), and later powerful criminals (The Godfather (1972), The Formula (1980), The Freshman (1990)). See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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